Melisma Collides With Next Words/Syllables

• Apr 23, 2020 - 17:29

Hi there

I'm not sure if there is a bug report for this yet, but I have found a problem with melisma's colliding with the next words/syllables in the lyrics. (I have looked, but could not find one.)

I do a lot of transcribing work, and I am trying to move from MuseScore 2 to 3. (In fact, I don't even have MuseScore 2 on my Windows PC any more).

However, many times, when I enter lyrics and make use of melisma's, they tend to collide with the next word(s) in the line of lyrics. (See attached screenshot.)

This happens quite often. Is there something I am missing, or a setting that can help fix this?

I am using this version of MuseScore on the latest update of Windows 10:
OS: Windows 10 (10.0), Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit):, revision: 148e43f

I have found that this happens on older MuseScore 3 versions on Ubuntu Linux too. Same problem.

Should I file a bug report?



Could you please attache a corresponding score too? Or describe precise steps to reproduce it? I didn't see this issue before (by using Linux).

There have been other reported cases where the melisma line can overlap the next note. Most such issues were fixed some time ago, I do seem to recall having seen reports of a few remaining cases. I don't think the cause was ever understood, nor do I see an open issue for this, so yes, please submit one - and be sure to attach the actual score, not just a picture.

In reply to by Shoichi

Ah, from this it's easy enough to see what the trigger is - if the syllable after the melisma is centered (because it isn't itself a melisma) and relatively long, we increase the spacing to accommodate the syllable, but not bythe right amount. In other words, we're drawing the melisma correctly, we're centering the next syllable correctly, but aren't adjusting the spacing properly.

Thank you so much for working on this, Marc. Also, thank you to anyone and everyone else who helped. I will try to install the new (fixed) version soon and send results.

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